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A car submerged by floodwater at Mandelieu-la-Napoule, near Cannes
04/10/2015 - FRANCE

French flood death toll hits 16 as Hollande visits striken Côte d'Azur

The death toll in floods on France's Riviera rose to at least 16 with another four reported missing on Sunday as French President François Hollande visited the stricken region.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President François Hollande (R) meet in Paris on Friday
04/10/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIa - SYRIa

Hollande calls on Putin to target IS in Syria air strikes

French President François Hollande has warned that a "partition of Syria" could lead to sectarian war between Sunni and Shia Muslims across the Middle East.
Laurent Blanc's PSG lead the French first division going into their home game against arch rivals Marseille.
04/10/2015 - football

PSG boss Blanc just seeks a win against Marseille

For the PSG and Marseille faithful, clashes between the two sides take on a visceral intensity. However PSG boss Laurent Blanc would rather deconstruct the theatre around the game.
Brendan Rodgers takes his Liverpool side to Everton never having lost a Merseyside derby.
04/10/2015 - football

Rodgers' Liverpool face crunch derby against Everton

Brendan Rodgers is under scrutiny because his big spending Liverpool side have not started the Premier League season with the required results.
Stuart Lancaster is the first England coach to have failed to reach the quarter-finals at the rugby World Cup.
04/10/2015 - rugby

Lancaster, Robshaw under pressure after England's rugby World Cup humiliation

England are out of the rugby World Cup following their loss on Saturday night against a Bernard Foley inspired Australia.
Protestors against the law say "Not to mass surveillance" in April
04/10/2015 - FRANCE

Journalists take new French spy law to European rights court

A French journalists' group is to fight France's new security law at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), claiming that new powers to intercept phone calls and digital communications are a ...

French weekly magazines review 4 October 2015

Is the outcome of December's Paris climate conference a foregone conclusion? Are the French correct in thinking they can't afford to take in more migrants?
Saturday's Nice-Nantes footballmatch was called off because of the storms
04/10/2015 - FRANCE

At least 13 die in French Riviera floods

At least 13 people have died in the south of France due to flooding as violent storms swept through the region on Saturday night. Six were reported missing on Sunday morning.

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side lies in 16th place witgh eight points after eight games.
03/10/2015 - football

Chelsea flop again as Manchester City revel in joy of six

English champions Chelsea are on the verge of relinquishing their title. They lost for the fourth time in eight games and lie near the relegation zone of the Premier League.